South Loop 13 Drive-In

2335 SW Military Drive,
San Antonio, TX 78224

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South Loop 13 Drive-In

Opened in 1954 with a capacity of 1,000 cars, it was operated by Statewide Drive-In Theatres. Where the screen once stood there is a car wash. The rest of the location is populated with fast food restaurants like Jack in the Box, Popeyes, and others.

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lyssa751 on March 16, 2005 at 4:50 pm

The area has been taken over by a huge shopping area that includes Toys R Us, Office Depot, and Papa John’s Pizza. Entrance used to be across from the South Park Mall main entrance. This drive-in was also featured in Steven Spielberg’s “The Sugarland Express” movie. Goldie Hawn and her co-actor are hiding from police and if you look off to the distance you can see the screen and a couple of cartoons playing in this scene.

Jim Miller
Jim Miller on July 3, 2006 at 10:17 am

The South Loop 13 originally had 1000 speakers! It was the biggest single screen drive in in San Antonio. As time went on the lot was made smaller, and parcels of the property were sold off. The South Loop 13 ended it’s run as a theatre playing Spanish language films

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm

1955 Aerial View:

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In the 1973 view, roughly ¼ of the drive-in looks to be closed off and taken over by retail.

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